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Texting Ban Gets Unanimous Vote in the State Senate

Texting Ban Gets Unanimous Vote in the State Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Texting while driving could soon be illegal in the Sunshine State.

The senate has unanimously approved a bill that would make texting while driving a secondary offense. Meaning police have to stop drivers for an offense like speeding first.

That first violation would be a $30 fine plus court costs. A 2nd five years would add three points to the driver's license and a $60 fine.

Republican Sen. Nancy Detert said this is the fourth year she has sponsored a texting ban bill and that Florida is now one of only five states without a ban.

 

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